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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French apuyer, Old French apoiier, borrowed from Medieval Latin *appodiāre, present active infinitive of *appodiō, from Latin podium. Compare Spanish apoyar, Portuguese apoiar, Italian appoggiare.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

appuyer

  1. (transitive) to press, push
  2. (transitive) to rest
  3. (transitive) to support, to back
  4. (reflexive, with sur/contre) to lean (on/against)
  5. (reflexive, with sur) to depend (on), to rely (on)
  6. (reflexive) to put up with

ConjugationEdit

This verb is part of a large group of -er verbs that conjugate like noyer or ennuyer. These verbs always replace the ‘y’ with an ‘i’ before a silent ‘e’.

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